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Best Quick-Serve Restaurants in Ellijay

Author // Jenna Cole Categories // Explore the Ellijays, Food & Wine

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Best local quick serve restaurants 

Whether you're wanting delicious food, or just a quick bite to eat, Ellijay offers multiple quick serving restaurants to satisfy your needs. Our community has a variety of meals ranging from southern American to Cuban. It is a perfect place to have a nice, casual meal with your friends or family. 


Mr. P’s 

Going on 40 years open, Mr.P’s is one of Ellijay’s top places for homestyle southern cooking! Located just outside of downtown Ellijay, this quick serving restaurant covers all of the most popular southern food items, from hamburgers to BBQ. Their signature item is the mouth-watering Paradise Burger, served all the way (mayo, mustard, ketchup, lettuce, onion, and tomato) with cheese and chili slaw. They also have options for more healthy eaters (e.g., vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian!) They are a very community-loving business that provides the perfect taste for southern cooking.


Country Corner Kitchen 

Looking for a small-town restaurant with the most flavorful variety of food? Country Corner Kitchen provides just that for you and your family! They have an assortment of American, Cuban, and Latin foods, like the Cuban style pork plate with rice, black beans, plantains, pico de gallo, and their to die for Special Green Sauce. The friendly staff makes you feel right at home along with the unique country atmosphere. It is a go-to place for casual dining in a small town. 


Chili Dog 

Located right on Industrial Boulevard, the Chili Dog serves as one of Ellijay’s best-loved diners by our community and tourists! For breakfast, they have a giant glazed cinnamon roll that is baked to perfection, a delicious start to your morning! For lunch, they offer a gourmet chili dog (it is their name after all) and the favored Chuck Wagon sandwich. The Chili Dog is the place to go for a quick bite with amazing food. 


Crossroads Grocery 

There is nothing that says small town like a cute and quaint convenient store that serves appetizing sandwiches, pizzas, briskets, ice cream, and more! Located off Highway 52 East, Crossroads Grocery is a small gas station that is a must-stop place. From the friendly staff to the yummy smoked salmon dip, this place offers excellent fast dining while still making you feel a part of our community.


The Appalachia

Live better by eating healthier without sacrificing flavor with The Appalachia cafe! They create fresh, healthy dishes at an affordable price, making it their priority to serve our community by promoting wholesome products. Their cafe has a variety of delectable foods, ranging from their Acai bowls to their coconut curry rice. It is the go-to place for a quick, healthy, and delicious bite to eat! 


R&A Orchards

North Georgia is known for its multiple apple houses during the fall. However, R&A Orchards stays open all year to not only serve fresh homegrown fruit and veggies, but also to serve in their own restaurant amazing southern food. You can have the opportunity to eat inside the apple house a delicious BLT sandwich with apple cider or the well-known chicken and dumplings. After your lunch, you can choose from a wide range of homemade pies and icecreams! This family-owned business is a bucket-list place that will take pride in serving you.


If you are looking for a quick yet tasty meal, Ellijay has an assortment of quick serving restaurants for whatever food you desire! You will get the best experience because of the amazing customer service and atmosphere each place provides. Come to Ellijay if you want a nice, casual meal with your friends and family.  


About the Author

Jenna Cole

IMG 7388Jenna Cole is an Intern at the Gilmer Chamber through Work-Based Learning. She is completing her final year of high school and plans to attend UGA in the fall.

Jenna enjoys reading Fantasy and Science Fiction. In the fall, she invests her time working at a local apple orchard.

Jenna hopes to expand her portfolio by writing and posting travel-related content.